• Born date: 1791-12-26
  • Born in: n.a.
  • Death date: 1871-10-18
  • Death in: Marylebone
Charles Babbage

Charles Babbage, FRS (26 December 1791 – 18 October 1871) was an English polymath. He was a mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer, who is best remembered now for originating the concept of a programmable computer.Considered a "father of the computer", Babbage is credited with inventing the first mechanical computer that eventually led to more complex designs.